Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Dunkelweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water; wheat malt; barley malt; roasted malt; hops; yeast.
Name changed from Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel to Erdinger Dunkel, and abv changed from 5.6% to 5.3% by 2012.
A wheat beer from the good old days.
Erdinger Weissbier ’dark’ is a rich and smooth wheat beer specialty from Erdinger Weissbräu. It owes its full-bodied flavor to the fine hops and dark malt used in its production.
The dark beer specialty is brewed according to an age-old recipe. Its spicy flavor also results from the increased proportion (about 13%) of original wort. Nonetheless, at 5.3%, it doesn’t contain much more alcohol than Erdinger Weissbier ’with fine yeast’.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (604) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
A very dark appearance even for a Dunkelweizen. Aroma is lots of malts, not much spicy yeasts... Taste is dark and feels complex, but isn?t really... a bit of plums and molasses, but nothing you?d expect of a Dunkelweizen. Chocolate, damn! A bit unpleasant, more malts than most other Bavarian Dunkelweizen... Not enough yeast character to be really good. A bit different, but I don?t know if that?s good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (619) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a creme coloured head. There isn’t much to the nose, but some faint brown sugar, mineral notes, and raisin peek through. The taste has light molasses, raisin, dates, grape bubblegum, and woody notes that lead into sweet light coffee notes, brown sugar, light molasses, and an almost wine-like grape note in the dried fruit finish. Totally solid. A repeat purchase for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mecafilo (126) - Perugia, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours with a very dark red colour, medium diminishing frothy head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of caramel and bread and hints of chocolate; slightly hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, not so terrible actually. Little body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1496) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Colour is dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma has roasted malts. The taste has this too. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
"a little light on the palate, but a nice aromatic mix of dark fruit, bread, and ever so slight spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (478) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
500 mL Bottle. Dark brown pour, couple fingers of light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Smooth wheat body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Dark grey brown pour with a soapy off white head. Nose is of cloves and coffee, with some of those powdery yeast aromas. In the mouth is all very mild; not much sweetness, not much bitterness, not much Weiss or anything. But it’s balanced in its not much of anything-ness. Carbonation feels a bit too spritzy and the mouthfeel is thin. Good enough to drink but perhaps a little bit pointless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (909) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a light brown looking brown in the glass, a fluffy slightly tanned head is produced. Aroma is wheat malts,some light toasted notes and faint fruity yeasty notes. Taste is well balanced, a little sweet at first, then rounds of nicely with a subtle bitter touch. Has a creamy mouthfeel even tho the co2 level is quite high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1018) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a huge beige head. Big bubbled. Good retention and some chunky and soapy lacings left in the glass. S: Strong notes of roasted malts and wheat. Very bready. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Earthy notes. Hints of grassy hops in the end. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of crystal and Munich malts. Roasted malts and wheat. Light bitterness: a mix of grassy hops and roasted malts bitterness. Earthy yeasts. M: Medium body. Smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation. Crystal malts and wheat in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. [ BA Review @ 05/23/2014]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Faint banana bread with an apple in the background aroma. Some roasted malt too. Heavy brown color. Super off white head that seems last forever. Roasted malt with a tangy fruit on the other side of taste buds. Sweet and refreshing. Finish on the clean wet side with only a hint of roast malt.

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